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Aquino remains open to term extension
Publication Date : 28-08-2014
Philippine president says he will listen to his "bosses", the Filipino public
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday vacillated on the issue of presidential term extension, saying the people should settle the issue while making known his openness to extending his six-year term, which ends in 2016.
In an interview with Bombo Radyo, Aquino said in Filipino, “I am no masochist, but at the same time, as I said, I will listen to whatever command my bosses give.” He calls the Filipino people his bosses.
Aquino said people had been approaching him expressing their wish that he continue serving the country beyond 2016.
“Can I tell them…that we have a limit)?” he said.
“That needs to be answered,” Aquino said, referring to the issue on how the reforms that his administration had instituted could be continued after he steps down.
He admitted that he has been consulting with various sectors to address the issue.
He said that for now he will continue listening to the wishes of the people.